Times are tough to play quarterback at the University of Maryland.
This week, the Terps lost their third quarterback for the season when freshman Devin Burns suffered a Lisfranc injury. Wide reciever Marcus Leak will also miss the remiander of the year with a fractured toe.
“Obviously this is something that is very tough on both of these guys and our team,” Maryland coach Randy Edsall said in a statement. “I feel for both Devin and Marcus because I know they want to be out there competing. Both have been team-first guys who have done everything we have asked, and we will be here to support them as they begin the rehab process.”
Before the season began, Maryland lost presumed-starter C.J. Brown for the season to a torn ACL in his knee. Brown's understudy Perry Hills then became starting QB, and despite some up-and-down performances, generally the true freshman performed well. Until last week, when Hills went down with the same injury that took out Brown, a torn ACL.
Hills was relieved in last Saturday's Maryland loss to N.C. State by Devin Burns. Burns, who switched to wide reciever at Maryland only to switch back to quarterback this season, played well in relief of Hills.
Burns ran for 50 yards and a touchdown in his time against the Wolfpack, but he did not finish the game. Caleb Rowe, a true freshman, quarterbacked the Terps during the last two minutes of the game. Rowe will start this Saturday's game against Boston College.
In his brief appearance, Rowe completed two passes for 50 yards and put the Terps in a position to win. Unfortunately, the Terps last-second field goal attempt hit the post and missed.
Former four-star cornerback J.C. Jackson will enroll at Maryland and be immediately eligible to play for the Terrapins in 2016, according to a report from 247Sports.com.
Coming out of the high school class of 2014, Jackson as the 21st-best player in the country at his position and the No. 243 overall player in the nation according to Rivals.com.
He signed with Florida and redshirted his freshman season. In April 2015, he was charged with three felony counts of armed robbery and another felony charge of burglary stemming from an alleged home invasion in Florida.
In Nov. 2015, Jackson was found not guilty on all four charges. He did not return to play for the Gators, instead transferring to Riverside CC (Calif.).
Maryland head coach DJ Durkin is the former defensive coordinator at Florida. He served on the program's staff from 2010-14.
Maryland is losing three starters in its secondary from 2015, with senior Will Likely being the only featured player returning. That lack of depth figures to give Jackson an opportunity to start in 2016.
Maryland head coach Mark Turgeon and incoming freshman guard Kevin Huerter will return home from Chile with gold medals after Team USA's 99-84 victory over Canada in the championship game of the U18 FIBA Americas title on Saturday night.
Turgeon served on the team's staff as an assistant. Huerter contributed throughout the tournament, including finishing as the team's leading scorer in a victory over Chile.
"It was an extremely great feeling to win and be on the podium with my teammates as champions," Huerter said in a release. "It was a great experience. We played in front of great crowds and were able to overcome adversity against great teams."
Huerter, a 6-6 guard who can play both backcourt positions, figures to be a contributor for Maryland in 2016-17. His outside shooting stroke should allow him to slot seamlessly into Turgeon's well-spaced scheme.
Turgeon served on the Team USA staff with Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie and Texas head coach Shaka Smart.
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Four-star offensive lineman Marcus Minor of DeMatha Catholic (Md.) has trimmed his list to seven schools and Maryland is among them, he announced via Twitter on Saturday.
The Terrapins are joined by Auburn, Virginia Tech, Miami, Florida, Rutgers, and Michigan State.
At 6-4, 285 pounds, Rivals.com ranks Minor as the No. 37 player in the country at his position.
Maryland has made it a priority to improve its offensive line since coming into the Big Ten, beginning with former head coach Randy Edsall and now continuing under DJ Durkin.
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